Hernia Repair at Shouldice Hospital
A Personal Recommendation
I had two hernia repair surgeries last year (2021) at the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario.
I highly recommend it if you are suffering from a hernia. I was so impressed by the care and attention of all the staff.
It’s the most natural way of having your hernia repaired. They do not use a plastic mesh or general anesthesia. They also keep you for a couple of days to make sure everything is fine.
They only do hernia repair and they do it well!
Here’s some information on the hospital:
Shouldice hospital is a private hospital that operates in a public health care system. It works solely on hernia repair. It uses a natural tissue, tension free, technique developed during World War II by Dr. Shouldice. The hospital performs hernia repairs on over 6,500 patients a year.[better source needed]
Everything in the hospital is designed toward hernia repair. Shouldice's rooms do not have telephones or televisions, which it says is to encourage patients to walk around while recovering. The hospital is laid out like a "country club." According to the hospital, it has the lowest rate of complications and recurrences of hernias in the world. The success of its method has been cited to the fact that Shouldice surgeons solely do hernia operations.[7